Dr. Kalliopi Pagou is a Research Director at Institute of Oceanography at HellenicCenter for Marine Research (H.C.M.R.). Her research is focused on the marine phytoplankton and autotrophic picoplankton ecology, community structure and function in coastal and open sea areas, primary production biological processes carbon flow, eutrophication assessment and indicators, implementation of European Environmental Policies, marine ecosystems studies disturbed by human activities, study of HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms) and their relation to marine food webs and toxicity experiments in field and laboratory. From 1986 till now involved in 55 research and monitoring projects (national and international projects). Among them being coordinator/scientific responsible in 14 of them (7 international, 7 national projects). Many of them concerned ecological studies and monitoring and assessment of Greek coastal and marine ecosystems, with emphasis in eutrophication processes and toxic phytoplankton.